WATCH: An annual garage sale is helping keep our province’s maritime history afloat. Ceilidh Millar reports.
Under sunny skies at Ogden Point, sailors were hunting down treasures made for stormier days at sea at the Maritime Museum of B.C.’s Massive Marine Garage Sale.
This was the 15th year the event has taken place in Victoria.
“There’s always something to fill my pockets with,” said one man showing off an entire crate of items he purchased.
The event featured more than 50 vendors selling marine and boating goods.
“There are a ton of people who are selling their wares and there’s a lot of interesting things to find,” said the museum’s executive director David Leverton. “I saw one man with a wheelbarrow filled with chains!”
Items for purchase included fishing gear, books, photos, prints, maps and even boats.
“You see all these people leaving with their treasures and people are so excited,” Leverton explained. “They’re so happy about the things that they’ve found.”
All proceeds from the sale will help keep our province’s maritime history alive by supporting the museum’s events and education programs.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see us raise somewhere between $8,000- $10,000 from this event,” Leverton added.
Other upcoming events hosted by the museum include the Victoria Day Block Party on May 21 and the Classic Boat Festival from August 31 to Sep. 2.